Yue-Yung Hu, MD, MPH

Yue-Yung Hu, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Pediatric Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Associate Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



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Yue-Yung (YUR-own) Hu is a pediatric surgeon specializing in the treatment of infants and children with a range of conditions including congenital and acquired diseases of the neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, traumatic injuries, hernias, gastroesophageal malformations, intestinal disease, and anorectal malformations. Dr. Hu has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, and thyroid disease.

She is a health services researcher who studies quality, safety, and efficiency. Her interests lie in the use of video for surgical education and assessment; surgical leadership and team function; and the culture of surgery.

Clinical and Research Expertise

Patient safety, health services research, surgical outcomes, surgical quality, team dynamics, resource utilization, surgical education

Procedures Performed/Conditions Treated

Congenital Abnormalities

  • Intestinal atresia
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gastroschisis and omphalocele (abdominal wall defects)
  • Tracheo-esophageal fistula
  • Chest and abdominal masses
  • Imperforate anus
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Congenital lung masses or tumors (CPAM, CCAM, pulmonary sequestration)

Esophageal and Alimentary Tract Surgeries

  • Esophageal duplication or masses
  • Gastric tubes (G-tubes)
  • Bowel resection for inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease)
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Malrotation of the intestinal tract
  • Intussusception
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Splenic surgery (complete and partial for cysts, sickle cell disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura) 
  • Appendicitis
  • Pyloric stenosis

Congenital Neck Cyst Excision and Drainage

  • Branchial cyst
  • Thyroglossal duct cyst

Chest Surgeries

  • Pulmonary resection (congenital or acquired lesions)
  • Chest and mediastinal masses
  • Pleurodesis (recurrent pneumothorax)
  • Thoracoscopic Nuss procedure (pectus excavatum)

Endocrine Surgery

  • Adrenal
  • Thyroid
  • Pancreatic

Gynecologic Surgery

  • Ovary cyst or torsion (ovarian sparing or oophorectomy)
  • Ovarian masses
  • Pelvic cyst

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)

Abdominal Tumors

  • Neuroblastoma
  • Wilms’ tumor
  • Mesenteric cyst and mesenteric tumor resection
  • Ovarian masses

Other Procedures Performed

  • Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Lymph node biopsy and excision
  • Breast surgery
  • Soft tissue masses
  • Vascular malformations
  • Inguinal, umbilical, epigastric and incisional hernia repair
  • Orchiopexy (undescended testicles)
  • Muscle biopsies
  • Circumcision


Education & Training

Education: State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine, 2007

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric surgery, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut, 2015-2017; Residency in general surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 2007-2015; Research fellowship, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 2009-2012; Masters in Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 2010

Board Certifications: General Surgery

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